mutually rewarding experience.
Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just
making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every
one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more
for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is
challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and
you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at
the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did
it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more
enlightened business and drive sustainability.
it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s
about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to
pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being
prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a
little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such
a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a
is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse
products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost
$35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of
the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®,
PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®,
MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that
include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™.
Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars
Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom –
inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners
and deliver growth they are proud of every day.
Activity Manager is accountable for the successful delivery of
include packaging innovation, new packs & sizes, consumer franchise
building (CFB), limited editions, price value (PVR), sales samples, on-pack
promotions and merchandising vehicles (pre-pack tools). The Activity
Manager must define, manage and implement the activity, resolve cross
functional issues, early identification of issues based on leading indicators,
ensure decisions are made and actions are taken, identify and communicate risks
and adhere to the business and gate process (AB through to ER). Activity
Manager is responsible for facilitating issue identification, alternatives and
recommendations. The Activity Manager will also provide consultation on
rationalization and support/maintenance activities. The Activity Manager
owns the process protocol on Activity Management
Management from AB to Post-Activity Evaluation
Set up, Define and Plan Activities
with Brand and Customer Marketing to define necessary documents for AB
approval. Coordinate the development of project timelines, identify and
agree key decision points and issues.
Complete ER through Feasibility Input
the success criteria relevant to activities for ER approval. Set up
Activity Teams (AT) with all key functions, and agree activity objectives and
deliverables to finalize ER’s for submission. Coordinate the development
of project timelines, identify and agree key decision points and issues.
Understand the business process and use it to plan and deliver the project to
the highest levels.
Complete ER through Execution
the AT process to prepare and complete ER documents. Set up and chair
meetings, resolve cross-functional issues and agree actions arising, follow up
on actions, define and report on milestones. Keep team members fully
updated on progress of the activity and ensure inputs from all functions are on
time and as required. Identify critical decisions and ensure full sign-on
to agreed solutions. Ensure that the project plan is developed and all
members of the AT sign on to it. Submit the ER that is developed by the
AT, present to the AMT to gain agreement, and deal with issues arising.
Project manage to the final launch and review of the activity.
a brief, post-activity evaluation on key activities, identifying delivery vs.
targets and key learning’s.
project recommendations (ADP’s, AXP’s, GTM) contain all required
information to be circulated for approval.
project timelines are deliverable and realistic.
issues need to be surfaced to the AMT Leadership Team for resolution.
Activity Manager will make recommendations on system and process
- Own the
Activity Management process & audit
other duties and responsibilities as assigned
for following all Quality and Food Safety Policies and applicable
in Business Unit projects
Leadership within Cross-functional team
Technical Knowledge and Skills
Degree in Technical Field/Project Management
Degree in Business related field
2+ years at Mars, in any function that interfaces with Activity Management
minimum 2+ years externally in Project Management
criminal records check will be required for this position.
is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation
during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon
request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant
will be penalized as a result of such a request.
Canada is committed to equity in employment and diversity. Mars Canada will
provide an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with
accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require a
disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform Mars Canada
of your requirements. For more information please review Mars
Canada'sAccessibility Policy and address any questions about that policy